Sheryl Lee Ralph Defends Johnny Depp’s Involvement in Rihanna’s ‘Savage X Fenty Show’: “It’s Doing Its Job”

Sheryl Lee Ralph Defends Johnny Depp’s Involvement in Rihanna’s ‘Savage X Fenty Show’: “It’s Doing Its Job”

Ugh. One other one turns to the darkish aspect. Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph admitted that she knew about Johnny Depp’s involvement in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Present Vol. 4 in congruence together with her personal look. And never solely that, she was fairly non-plussed about it, based on her statements on the matter.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ralph dismissed the backlash surrounding the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s controversial cameo. She stated, “I used to be instructed very a very long time in the past, PR is a really fascinating factor, and so long as they’re speaking about you, it’s doing its job.”

That begs the query: Damson Idris, Lilly Singh, Marsai Martin, Simu Liu, et al… Do you know about it as properly?

Forward of the style present’s Prime Video premiere on November 9, it was revealed that Depp would make a visitor look within the common program. The information arrived almost six months after his polarizing defamation case towards his ex-wife Amber Heard, who accused him of home violence. In response, the web lit up, with many criticizing his involvement and threatening to cancel their subscriptions.

In our evaluate, we dubbed his look as “painful” and poorly consultant of the model’s ethos, which promotes inclusivity and trendy considering — and we weren’t the one ones who thought so. Rolling Stone wrote that they “nonetheless don’t perceive” Depp’s involvement, which The Unbiased known as “barmy” and additional acknowledged that the joke “appears to be on us.”

Whereas Ralph positioned the blame on PR and the character through which the web rewards controversy, earlier within the interview, the actor refused to “spill tea” on her previous expertise being shut down by a design home.

The actor answered, “Why trouble with negativity? The constructive is that now, we’ve physique positivity and individuals are extra accepting of various shapes and our bodies. I take a look at it this manner — if my physique is vulgar, so is Kim Kardashian, so is Beyonce, and so are many others who’ve curves and the ins and the outs.”


Seems like Ralph is simply too busy nabbing Emmy Awards together with her function as Barbara Howard on the hit ABC mockumentary to be involved about how her actions could have an effect on others and the nuance of “negativity.” Whereas some could say “all press is nice press,” allow us to take a look at the place that received the drama-filled launch of Don’t Fear Darling: a untimely blow in its field workplace efficiency and an expedited launch on HBO Max.

Savage X Fenty Present Vol. 4 is at present streaming on Prime Video.

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